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Wascher Name Meaning

German (usually Wäscher): occupational name for a washer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German waschen, weschen ‘to wash’. Numerous trades involved washing processes (see Washer) and the name may relate to any of these.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Washer, Ascher, Wischer, Mescher, Taschner, Kacher, Witcher, Kaucher

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Where is the Wascher family from?

You can see how Wascher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wascher family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Wascher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 40 Wascher families living in Illinois. This was about 61% of all the recorded Wascher's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Wascher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wascher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wascher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Beauty Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wascher. 26% of Wascher men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Wascher women worked as a Beauty Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wascher were Machinist and Superintendent Beautician. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Beauty Operator
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Superintendent Beautician
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wascher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wascher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 742 immigration records available for the last name Wascher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 635 military records available for the last name Wascher. For the veterans among your Wascher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wascher lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wascher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wascher in 1958 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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